- Reading: The Red Pyramid Chapters 16 - 18
- Science: Review and Add to Notes
- Social Studies: Class Discussion on Economic Models
- Language: Quick Write / Finish Editing Student Writing
- Math: Division Algorithm Lesson 4
Now that grades are going into the gradebook, I want to clear some things up about my policy. First, most assignments in all subjects (except math) will be 10 points. They will show different point values, but I change the weights so that they are worth 10 points. Quizzes will usually be worth 20, and tests can range from 50 to 100 (depending on the length of unit and number of assignments).
In terms of zeroes, I will only give them out for work that is missing completely. If a student only completes enough work to get between a 0% and 50%, I will also simply put that grade in as it is. However, if a student turns in work that shows effort, but simply gets a large chunk of the work wrong, I will still give the student a 50%. I will also only make 50% the lowest score for a quiz or test, unless the student puts in little or not effort. I do this because I don’t want one grade to severely damage a lot of effort that a student has put forth up to that point.
We went over how to add and review notes today. The focus is for students to arrange their notes into topics, color code, summarize, and add information for clarity or incompleteness. It is also an opportunity for students to reorganize anything that seems messy. The purpose for this is to help students retain information longer, as well as to help them stay more organized for quizzes, tests, and projects.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.
Today’s quote is from French author, Jules Renard, “Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.”
Have a great day!